RSRIZZO (1986) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Had this beer at GABF on 10/2/1999. Aroma is a sweet malt scent. Color is very dark near black. Light carbonation. Taste like most Barley Wines with a sweet rich malt flavor, some oak like flavors and a faint hop taste. Its a tasty Barley Wine. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2003
GABF '02 Dark brown,little to no head.Bourbon and oak character,with a sweetness reminiscent to caramel. cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 2, 2003
RAF. A spicy, completely influenced by Jack Daniels brew. Huge soapy bubbles. Did they forget to completely empty the barrel? Caramel and coconut aroma, perhaps influenced by the addition of Palm Indian sugar. My bourbon-drinking uncle would ignorantly sing all beers' praises after trying this one. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2003
cask (RAF) aged in Jack Daniels Barrel: a flat pour of dirty dish water with strange sparkling dust spots on top...aroma of whiskey, cream, smokey sweet carmel and oak..flavors were represented by a sweet and bitter combination with subtle oak notes and a nice throat warming...maybe some orange peel peeping in every-so-often. fraternie (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Strong toffee/rum/bourbon aroma. Bourbon and rum dominate the malt flavor, very little else is even tastable. WAY too harsh for such a weak barleywine. At times almost like a watered down shot of Jack Daniels. Slightly hoppy and very sugary. This one wasn't for me, could be the aging in bourbon barrels.
Terminus (3679) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2003
very different for a barleywine-huge malt, but not much hop presence. alcohol was well detected, but didnít hinder the ratings much. Would like to try a larger sample of this. JorisPPattyn (9929) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2002
Very deep & rich in colour and taste. Overlying strong aroma of chicoryroot. Very warming. Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 On tap GABF 02: Dark murky orange color, dark fruit tobacco nose, full syrupy feel that manages to end only slightly sweet. Deep rich flavor. PhillyBeer2112 (2822) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
GABF 2002: Dark amber-brown. Deep raisiny fruity aroma. Strong dark chocolate and raisins in the flavor.